Walking down the historic streets of Santa fe, New Mexico. I think what caught my attention to this building were the colors and the coffee cup. I grabbed a quick shot trying not to make my husband too crazy because we were stopping every few minutes when something caught my eye, and believe me Santa fe is full of so many photo opps. Unfortunately, we were only there for a short time so I had to be quick and observant. Surely I missed a lot but, that leaves more for next time, right?
Camera+ for capture and edit.
Traveling thru the pass to Silverton, Colorado. camera+
I wanted to go take pictures at Cadillac Ranch. We stopped and I could not believe how windy and cold it was! I was determined to get pictures so my husband, Trooper and I went for it. This is what Trooper thought of the whole thing! Camera+ and edit.
With the launch of the new facebook timeline on March 30th this might be something for those of you who are on instagram. I made a cover of the last 50 photographs that were posted to instagram. You can save it and make it your cover photo on facebook. click on this link http://statigr.am/promote.php and you can make one too.
I just learned about this app indirectly through a blog that I am following called PhotoBotos.com They recently had a post called World’s Cutest Puppy – Larry Marshall – Featured Photographer and btw the puppy is adorable! Wanting to see more of Larry’s work on went on to his pinterest link and saw that he had a board called instagram tips. This is where I learned about the Diptic app.
It is really a neat app for putting several pictures together that tell a story. This is what I came up with. Leadville Colorado Ski Joring Weekend.
The city or Ouray nestles in a steep V-shaped valley in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, several topping 14 thousand feet, the jewel-like Victorian town, at 7700 feet, is an historical journey, a scenic feast. The town is designated a National Historic District. I took this picture using camera+ and did very little editing.
This was an interesting sculpture. As we were walking by I noticed it out of the corner of my eye and I had to take a picture. My favorite go to camera+ was used again to take the picture and edit.
I used camera+, scratches and pic grunge and filterstorm to crop for this picture.
My husband and I got into equestrian ski joring about 8 years ago. For those of you who are wondering what is ski joring I can tell you it is the most exciting sport that I have ever been involved in! I discovered that during the Yuan and Ming dynasties (1271-1644) in China, ski joring behind an animal was first documented. The Norwegian word Skikjoring means skiing behind a horse. As a general term this can mean being pulled by an animal such as a dog, horse or reindeer, as well as a motorcycle, car and yes, even an airplane!
Ski Joring as we know it today has involved into a highly competitive sport consisting of a horse, rider and skier. The team has to navigate a course of jumps, gates and sometimes spear rings all while trying to complete the course without missing any of the obstacles and getting the fastest time.
Leadville, Colorado has been holding ski joring events since 1949. Leadville is an old mining town that gives you the feeling of being in an old west town and at 10,152 feet, it’s the United State’s highest incorporated city. This was our 4th time in Leadville for ski joring and the first time I used my iPhone to take pictures. Camera+ was my go to app for both taking the picture and editing. Because this is a fast action sport it is not easy to capture the horse, rider and skier in the same frame. It took me several attempts and standing on a truck to get this shot.
Taken with camera+ edited with snapseed and ps express. El Santuario de Chimayo is a Roman Catholic Church in Chimayo, New Mexico. It is said to have healing powers in the dirt where a cross was found many years ago. Upon entering the church you will see 100’s of crutches, walkers and casts from people that were healed left there. As you walk straight ahead there is a little room called el pocito (the little well) is where you can shovel the holy dirt into a container to take home with you. This dirt has been blessed by the priest and has to be replaced sometimes daily.